Disrespectful to instructor.... - page 6

OK, It's been a while since I've taken a college course (I graduated over 10 yrs ago...)... but is it just me.... or are students much ruder to professors these days??? :uhoh21: I CANNOT believe... Read More

  1. by   MB37
    Just have to vent again. Tuesday in my Dev Psych class we used the whole period to review our first exam. Our prof lets us drop one of four exams, including the final, and the final is made up of 100% questions from old tests. Tuesday, she spent the majority of the class TELLING US which questions would be on the final, explaining why the right answer was what it was, etc. I think this is awesome - it means anyone who cares should make 100 on the final, so it should be an easy A course. Instead of being respectful, quiet, and thankful to her, my class spent a good chunk of the time arguing with her about certain questions being "stupid," or "semantically incorrect." They raised their hand, then said, "I got this question right, BUT you shouldn't have..." This was in front of 100 people, not in private. It was always clear what she was trying to get across in the questions. I was absolutely floored. Next time, if I were her, I would simply cancel the review session and move on with lecture. Again, class attendance is voluntary in this class. She did eventually ask the complaining students to set up an appointment with her if they had any further questions, so we could finish our review before class was over. They snickered some more, and we moved on. I couldn't believe it. Just had to vent, I've been saving this one for a couple days. Thanks!
  2. by   LMRN10
    Quote from MMW37
    Just have to vent again. Tuesday in my Dev Psych class we used the whole period to review our first exam. Our prof lets us drop one of four exams, including the final, and the final is made up of 100% questions from old tests. Tuesday, she spent the majority of the class TELLING US which questions would be on the final, explaining why the right answer was what it was, etc. I think this is awesome - it means anyone who cares should make 100 on the final, so it should be an easy A course. Instead of being respectful, quiet, and thankful to her, my class spent a good chunk of the time arguing with her about certain questions being "stupid," or "semantically incorrect." They raised their hand, then said, "I got this question right, BUT you shouldn't have..." This was in front of 100 people, not in private. It was always clear what she was trying to get across in the questions. I was absolutely floored. Next time, if I were her, I would simply cancel the review session and move on with lecture. Again, class attendance is voluntary in this class. She did eventually ask the complaining students to set up an appointment with her if they had any further questions, so we could finish our review before class was over. They snickered some more, and we moved on. I couldn't believe it. Just had to vent, I've been saving this one for a couple days. Thanks!
    Oh yes...I have seen this too and I cannot stand it. I think your instructor handled it well in the end telling them to see her after class if they had any issues.
  3. by   squeakykitty
    [quote=joyflnoyz;1842391]......One kid kept wanting me to share my book, paper, markers, wanting me to explain thigns to him and copy my answers. he'd say "I know the answer is this, why do I have to do the work?" etc. Heck I DON'T DO MY OWN KIDS' WORK FOR THEM, why would I do HIS??
    quote]
    I had a classmate who copied homework, didn't study, and got Fs. She claimed her CNA instructor was prejudiced because the instructor told her she wouldn't do well in nursing school. I guess she thought the instructor was "mean" for telling her that. She only lasted for less than half of a semester.
  4. by   RNDreamer
    Quote from KungFuFtr
    Yes, i've noticed it to.
    My pet peeves:
    *Cell phones ringing in class. Someone in my past CNA class actually answered their phone during class before.
    *Crosstalk. People that talk to each other while the teacher is lecturing.
    *Students who try to teach the class, or interupt the lecture to tell their life's story.

    I experienced all this in my CNA class as well....what really annoyed me were the classmates who love to "help" everyone during the clinical part of the course....I wanted to say "#!#$ off, lady..I can make the bed myself!"
  5. by   kasia2
    Well from my experiences, I dont mean to be predigist in US the school system sucks big time, I mean especially public high schools, people just go there to sit and pass their time, and nobody cares...One of the ten students is there to learn, to be honest with you for me it was cultural shock when I first came to this country, I would never send my child to inner city high school never, in my country such method of teaching would never be accepted, high school students respect and fear the teachers and everyone study so hard and prays every night so he or she can make it to the end of high school and people come out so smart by this method you wouldnt believe, that is why I hated high school over here because of the methods of teaching, I didnt write to offend anyone of course...
  6. by   ceraleigh
    Quote from kasia2
    Well from my experiences, I dont mean to be predigist in US the school system sucks big time, I mean especially public high schools, people just go there to sit and pass their time, and nobody cares...One of the ten students is there to learn, to be honest with you for me it was cultural shock when I first came to this country, I would never send my child to inner city high school never, in my country such method of teaching would never be accepted, high school students respect and fear the teachers and everyone study so hard and prays every night so he or she can make it to the end of high school and people come out so smart by this method you wouldnt believe, that is why I hated high school over here because of the methods of teaching, I didnt write to offend anyone of course...
    My opinion is that it's because of the cultural shift in manners and acceptable behavior. Parents work and often dont have enough energy ot time left over to properly raise their children, they mistake disrespect with independence, and dont feel the support of society to enforce rules and regulations. (remember when you used to get your but paddled at the neighbors house for sassing back and then also back at home?)

    People of all ages are so concerned with number one they obsess about themselves and how to make themselves happy and feel good. As a society as a whole, we are a "me" nation. This is what leads into these types of behaviors described here.
  7. by   justme1972
    I'm all about being respectful toward professors...but it's a two-way street. I don't engage in this "new trend" toward calling professors by their first name, and frankly, professors deserve better.

    My "psycho" Chemistry professor...students are not at all respectful to him...but then again...when we students have been told very openly, that we are stupid, lazy, that we are "victims" of a horrible American Education system run by greed, we threw out any respect we had for him a long time ago.

    He doesn't know it yet...but the Dean is going to have a looooong conversation with him after the semester is over.
  8. by   fiveofpeep
    I can actually stand for the other side of the fence. I am a younger student and would not say I have been disrespectful to my teacher but I have been very frustrated and disappointed with the department's hiring.

    They hired a brand new teacher who didnt even major in anatomy and just threw her in. I feel like I am taking an online class because everything we do is from the book. She tries very hard; however, so I have laid off a bit but I can see where people are coming from when you pay to take a class and your teacher is lecturing incorrect information.

    I have always tolerated her and I think she is a wonderful person and I respect her for her efforts but I feel that I did not receive the quality education I have deserved.

    In retrospect I have realized that I put the majority of the blame upon her but I have always handled the situations in a respectful manner. Now I have learned more from this lesson that its really no ones fault.

    Everyone has to start some time hehe.
  9. by   kasia2
    My "psycho" Chemistry professor...students are not at all respectful to him...but then again...when we students have been told very openly, that we are stupid, lazy, that we are "victims" of a horrible American Education system run by greed, we threw out any respect we had for him a long time ago.

    But dont you think that he was maybe a little right about that?? No offense but tell me what have you learned in high school except read and write and do basic math...Why are we exposed for the very first time to subjects like Geography and history in college, the essentials of history, geography, etc should be introduced to us in high school, then we have ignorant nation that have hard time doing calculation without calculator or we dont know nothing about worldy conflict , why do we have to learn American History instead of World history, why foreign exchange student when they take entrance exam test when they apply to college score at the level of Calculus while we people who live here end up on basic math level?
  10. by   MySimplePlan
    Quote from kasia2
    my "psycho" chemistry professor...students are not at all respectful to him...but then again...when we students have been told very openly, that we are stupid, lazy, that we are "victims" of a horrible american education system run by greed, we threw out any respect we had for him a long time ago.

    but dont you think that he was maybe a little right about that?? no offense but tell me what have you learned in high school except read and write and do basic math...why are we exposed for the very first time to subjects like geography and history in college, the essentials of history, geography, etc should be introduced to us in high school, then we have ignorant nation that have hard time doing calculation without calculator or we dont know nothing about worldy conflict , why do we have to learn american history instead of world history, why foreign exchange student when they take entrance exam test when they apply to college score at the level of calculus while we people who live here end up on basic math level?
    your generalizations are breathtaking and border on insulting. in fact, i am insulted. are you from another country?

    you assume no high school student takes world history, calculus, or advanced science. many do. in fact, many students get through college easily, using the skills and concepts they learned while in high school to get them through college, grad school, and beyond. students from other countries do well here, but americans are holding their own, thank you very much.

    an no instructor has the right to insult his students the way that chem teacher did. he should be bounced out on his bottom. for you to think he was 'a little bit right about that' is darn offensive. :angryfire:
  11. by   pjgarrett1388
    But dont you think that he was maybe a little right about that?? No offense but tell me what have you learned in high school except read and write and do basic math...Why are we exposed for the very first time to subjects like Geography and history in college, the essentials of history, geography, etc should be introduced to us in high school, then we have ignorant nation that have hard time doing calculation without calculator or we dont know nothing about worldy conflict , why do we have to learn American History instead of World history, why foreign exchange student when they take entrance exam test when they apply to college score at the level of Calculus while we people who live here end up on basic math level?
    I find your post very offensive. I graduated high school a year ago and have been very prepared for my college classes. Please don't make generalizations about the education system in America. I took classes in a variety of different histories as well as many sciences. I had to take a World History class as well as an American History class while in high school. I also placed at the college level in my math scores. I was also able to obtain my CNA certification through my high school and I will begin my college's Nursing Program in the Fall. Don't make generalizations when there are high schools that prepare their students for a college level education.
  12. by   Cymy
    Quote from kasia2
    But dont you think that he was maybe a little right about that?? No offense but tell me what have you learned in high school except read and write and do basic math...Why are we exposed for the very first time to subjects like Geography and history in college, the essentials of history, geography, etc should be introduced to us in high school, then we have ignorant nation that have hard time doing calculation without calculator or we dont know nothing about worldy conflict , why do we have to learn American History instead of World history, why foreign exchange student when they take entrance exam test when they apply to college score at the level of Calculus while we people who live here end up on basic math level?

    Assuming YOU are NOT from another country, I can very well understand that you may feel cheated out of a proper education in the United States. Your lack of proper grammar and complete misunderstanding of the system is simply amazing.

    I went to high school 17 years ago and have four teenagers in high school now at various levels--two of them are adopted from Russia, one is a special needs foster child and one is his high-achieving brother. There are certain minimum courses which must be taken and passed in order to graduate high school, whether you are special needs, English as a Second Language, or a "brainiac."

    At every high school I have been exposed to in the last 20 years students must complete, at a minimum, 4 years of English, 2 years of math (often 3, requiring at least algebra), 2 years of science, 1 year of US history, and 1 year of world history, among other required courses which include physical education and health education. In order to get into a decent 4 year university students must in fact take 4+ years of English (more than 4 by doubling up English courses), 3-4 years of math, 3+ years of social science/history, 3+ years of science, and 3+ years of a foreign language.

    I don't know of any high schools, even the lowest-scoring high schools that are deemed "failing," in which a student who WANTS to get an education would be unable to do so.
  13. by   MB37
    I graduated from an inner city public high school 10 years ago. I received an international baccalaureate diploma and took several AP courses. My first semester in college I took Calculus 3, among other things, and received an A, rarely attending the lecture. I got a full scholarship to a top 50 university, started with enough credits to be a sophomore, and graduated with honors. Go US public schools!

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